Walnut Grove is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,452 people and just one neighborhood, Walnut Grove is the 706th largest community in California. Walnut Grove has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Housing costs in Walnut Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Walnut Grove is a blue-collar town, with 42.81% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Walnut Grove is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut Grove who work in farm management occupations (21.73%), management occupations (12.94%), and office and administrative support (8.63%).
In addition, many people in Walnut Grove have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Also of interest is that Walnut Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.39% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Walnut Grove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Walnut Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Walnut Grove, the average commute to work is 32.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Walnut Grove doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Walnut Grove is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.93% of adults in Walnut Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walnut Grove in 2018 was $32,307, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,228 for a family of four. However, Walnut Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walnut Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Walnut Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Walnut Grove, accounting for 52.58% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Walnut Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Walnut Grove include German, Portuguese, French, Danish, and English.
In addition, Walnut Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.77%).
The most common language spoken in Walnut Grove is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Walnut Grove, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
If you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.6% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 38 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 91.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 2.3% have Danish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Walnut Grove are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 43.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (19.6%), and 14.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Walnut Grove, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (45.7%). There are also a number of people of Portuguese ancestry (8.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.4%), among others. In addition, 17.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (74.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.